Simplicity defined, its time-tested MirageDrive pedal system with Glide Technology moves you easily through the water. Outfitted with a breathable mesh seat, the Compass offers maximum stability and an oversized cockpit and flat deck for standing. A sharp turning radius makes it nimble in tight quarters, yet able to speed over open water in stealthy fashion.
With a wide range of models and sizes available to anglers, Hobie’s gurus designed the Compass to be a boat for everyman. The convenient 12-foot water line, 34-inch beam and 68-pound weight make the Compass a perfect fit for any water way and any lifestyle. A sub-2K price tag makes the Compass perfect fit for any budget, too. Hobie mixed design features from their most popular boats. The Compass has an aggressive, pointed bow to cut through waves and cleave the water. At just one inch wider than the Outback, the boat maneuvers like the original favorite. The stern is wide like a Pro Angler and a pontooned hull increase stability for a rock-solid fishing platform.
Fishing features include molded-in rod holders, H-Track accessory mounts and a transducer cavity ready for you to install a Lowrance® fishfinder.
The Glide Technology Drive features legendary bioengineered performance. For reverse gear, see our other kayak lines with the MirageDrive 180.
Excellent Hull Performance
The durable polyethylene hull hits the sweet spot between tracking and maneuverability. The oversize cockpit includes plenty of flat deck area for standing.
Optimal Seating Design
The breathable mesh fabric is adjustable for comfort. Mounted at an ideal height for fishing, there's room for tackle storage underneath. Easily removable for use on shore.
H-Track accessory mounts provide no-drill customization for the utmost in rigging flexibility.
Easy Steering System
When you want to paddle or need to transport your Compass on shore, the spring-loaded rudder folds flush. Automatically kicks up if you hit something. Easy grip rudder handle provides fingertip steering.
Two Rod Holders
The Compass comes ready to fish from the factory.
Bring your favorite gear along, including an H-Crate or Livewell. There's plenty of room in the mesh-covered bow storage area, stern storage area with Bungee tie-downs, and the 8-inch round Twist and Seal cockpit hatch.
Negotiate surf-strewn beaches and rocky inlets with the included Two-Piece Paddle with Fiberglass Shaft.
Conveniently located midship, bow and stern.
Keep your drink close at hand.
Fitted Hull Weight: 74 lbs.
Fully Rigged Weight: 88 lbs.
Capacity: 400 lbs
Fishing Package Includes:
Mirage Drive 180
The Hobie Mirage 180 with standard fins gives you hands-free propulsion in both forward and reverse. The twin underwater flippers propel you with surprising speed. The new MirageDrive features Hobie's MD180 shifting technology to go from forward to reverse in a moment. The new Mirage Drive still features the popular Glide Technology so you can pedal faster, more efficiently. The pedal-drive system on the Hobie Mirage kayaks makes it a great choice for anglers, photographers and anyone who would like their hands free while in their kayak. Features Neoprene foot pads and self-centering pedals.
Hobie Rectangular Twist and Seal Hatch (Installed) w/Drop in Bucket
The twist and seal allows for one hand operation and is a hinged lid that keeps the hatch with the kayak always. The Hobie Rectangular Hatch Drop-In Bucket is a convenient storage bucket that drops right into the Hobie Rectangular Twist and Seal Hatch
Stealth QR1 Quick Release Rod Holder w/6.5” Extension and 2 Point Track Mount
The Stealth Quick Release Rod Holder allows you to set the hook without having to touch the Rod Holder. Patented technology holds your rod secure but allows you to release your rod by using the same motion that sets the hook. Typical rod holders use locking collars which send vibration down the line that signals the fish to let go. The Stealth QR-1 allows you to just grab and pull. The same motion that releases your rod sets the hook!
The 2- Point Kayak Rail Mount features 2 mounting points so that it can't accidentally come loose when a fish strikes.
The 6.5 Inch extension elevates your rod holder in low Gunwale situations. It is the perfect height for avoiding interference with the butt of the rod and the Mirage Drive’s pedals.
All Stealth Products are constructed of Reinforced Nylon Composite.
2 – Hobie Rod Extenders
Keep your fishing rods secure and reels higher out of the water with the Hobie Rod Holder Extender. These fit right into the molded-in rod holders and offer a larger diameter sleeve that is deeper than the sleeve molded into the kayak. Leash the holder extension to the boat and the rod to the holder using the molded eyelets on each side.
2 – Hobie Quick Release Rod Leashes
Keep those nice fishing rods from swimming away with the Hobie Rod Leash. Secure the rod leash to your boat with the brass snap and your rod with the adjustable bungee loop. A quick snap connection feature allows easy detachment of the Hobie Rod Leash when needed. Heavy duty webbing construction and quick connect hook.
Hobie Mirage Drive Leash
Never risk losing your Mirage Drive, install the Hobie Mirage Drive Leash Kit today. The kit includes a leash with two hardware options, a screw in eye and an extra padeye with hardware. Use the screw in eye fitting to replace the cleat just below the accessory mount or add the pad eye attachment wherever you'd like.
Elevate Angler Universal PFD
The Extrasport elevate angler PFD offers plenty of fishing features in an easy-to-fit Universal size. Made of 200-denier nylon with PE foam, this PFD offers a variety of storage options, including a vhf radio pocket, a zippered chest pocket, 2 expandable pockets for storage cases, and a clip-on carabiner loop. The adjustable side straps and shoulder straps with magic strap keepers offer a secure fit, and the reflective piping on the front and back helps you stay visible in low-light situations. Great for all your kayak, canoe, or SUP fishing adventures. Specifications: USCG type III, design flotation: 16 lbs, 6 oz., sizes: Universal (chest) 30" - 56", fabric: 200 denier nylon.